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NEH Funds 1619 Projects

Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, professor of history and project director, received $69,529 from National Endowment for the Humanities for “Observing 1619: The African Diaspora in American History and Culture.” This project consists of two symposia, several teacher workshops, and the development of educational resources on the African diaspora in the New World, with a focus on the arrival of 20 Africans at Old Point Comfort (Fort Monroe, Va.) in August 1619.

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